List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1. Children and young people with constipation receive a full assessment before a diagnosis of idiopathic constipation is made.

Statement 2. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation receive oral macrogols as first-line treatment.

Statement 3. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation starting disimpaction therapy have their treatment reviewed by a healthcare professional within 1 week.

Statement 4. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation starting maintenance therapy have their first treatment review by a healthcare professional within 6 weeks.

Statement 5. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation starting laxative treatment, or their parents or carers, receive written information about laxatives.

Statement 6. Children and young people with idiopathic constipation that does not respond to initial treatment within 3 months are referred to a healthcare professional with expertise in the problem.